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Alcoholidays In America: ¡Viva El Tequila Julep!

The way holidays stack up in this country, an outsider might be forgiven for thinking the United States seems like a party monster lurching from beer blast to beer blast. And this Saturday presents an unholy marriage on the same day: Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby. Call it Drinko de Mayo.
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Chocolate Maker Brings Joy Out Of The Basement

A hobby turned into an obsession caused Ben Rasmussen to turn his basement into a chocolate factory. See how Rasmussen rebuilds and re-purposes household items to create his award-winning confection.
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The 'Smart Fridge' Finds The Lost Lettuce, For A Price

Two companies have debuted so-called "smart fridges," which have built-in apps designed to keep track of food expiration dates and items that get buried so deep that they'll never be found in time to eat.
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High School Bake Sales Run Afoul Of Obesity Fight

As school budgets continue to get squeezed, administrators, parents and students are having to do more fundraising. And now the fight to raise funds has come head-to-head with the fight against childhood obesity. Stephanie Armour, of Bloomberg Businessweek, talks to David Greene about the move to ban bake sales.
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Food Trucks Seek 'That Mystical Spot'

"We've gone to spots before where the falafel guys and the shish kebab guys will come up and say, 'What's your menu? Do you sell chicken? ... You can't sell chicken on this block. I'm the chicken guy on 52nd St.'"
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Taste Testing The Hot Sauce Spectrum

There's hot sauce, and then there's hot sauce. Audie Cornish puts reporter Allison Aubrey to the taste test at Rocklands BBQ in Arlington, Va.
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How To Tiptoe Into The Hot Sauce Craze

Hot sauce is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S., and there are thousands of connoisseurs out there who call themselves chili-heads. If you're not one of them, but you'd like to learn, our experts offer some tips on how to start.

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